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# Unemployment

Last year
2023
Monthly unemployment reaches all-time low of 3.8%
Ireland's level of unemployment has reached its lowest point in more than 20 years
Unemployed who worked 5 years or more before losing job to get €450 per week under Govt plan
All time
Warning over linking unemployment benefits to previous earnings
Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions
'Order being restored' to public finances at a faster pace than expected, economists say
10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched
Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December
One in every five people out of work in October
Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5
Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank
Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains
New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know
Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020
Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%
Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September
Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way
Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud
Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment
Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers
Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'
Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest
ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic
People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam
Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer
Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included
Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses
Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'
Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister
Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support
Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week
More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits
Over 500,000 people either out of work or receiving pandemic payments, new stats show
Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus
There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment